Mark’s original academic background was in mathematics and philosophy, and he gained a PhD in mathematics at University College London, before starting a 17-year career in software and systems consultancy, working on large-scale development projects for industrial and commercial clients. After a brief career break – during which he gained an MA in late Antique and Byzantine Studies – he began his career at King’s in 2005 as Technical Manager of the Arts and Humanities Data Service, and then as Deputy Director and subsequently Director of the Centre for e-Research. He moved to his current position in the Department of Digital Humanities in 2012.
Research Interests and PhD Supervision
- Crowdsourcing and other participatory methods, both in the humanities and for social engagement.
- Digital and computational methods in the humanities
- Digital curation, digital archives, and research infrastructures
- Social and cultural impact of digital technologies and information, particularly in a development context
During the last ten tears, Mark has led a variety of interdisciplinary research projects in these and related areas, and is particularly interested in how digital technologies and digital information, are transforming both research, and society and culture more broadly. Most recently he has been working on initiatives relating to the impact of digital archives and information in Rwanda.
For more details, please see his full research profile.
Mark welcomes the opportunity to supervise PhD students who want to pursue projects that relate to these broad interests.
Mark teaches on a variety of modules for the MA in Digital Asset and Media Management and the MA in Digital Curation.
Expertise and Public Engagement
Mark is engaged on impact activities relating to digital archives and technologies in the context of post-Genocide reconstruction in Rwanda. This has involved public engagement and press appearances in Rwanda.
Grunewald, P., Roberts, S., Hedges, M., Buchana, P. & De Liddo, A., 3 Jun 2019, C and T 2019 - 9th International Conference on Communities and Technologies, Conference Proceedings. Cech, F. & Tellioglu, H. (eds.). Association for Computing Machinery, p. 310-316 7 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Conference paper. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1145/3328320.3328412
Blanke, T., Hedges, M. C. & Bryant, M., 20 Nov 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Digital Scholarship in the Humanities. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Marciano, R., Lemieux, V., Hedges, M. C., Esteva, M., Underwood, W., Kurtz, M. & Conrad, M., 2018, Re-Envisioning the MLS: Perspectives on the Future of Library and Information Science Education: Advances in Librarianship, Volume 44B. Percell, J., Sarin, L. C., Jaeger, P. T. & Bertot, J. C. (eds.). Emerald Group Publishing, Vol. 44B. p. 179-199 (Advances in Librarianship; vol. 44B). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1108/S0065-28302018000044B010
Dunn, S. E. & Hedges, M. C., 2018, Citizen Inquiry. Herodotou, C., Sharples, M. & Scanlon, E. (eds.). Routlegde, p. 25 41 p. Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter
Hedges, M. & Dunn, S., 10 Nov 2017, Elsevier Inc. 190 p. Research output: Book/Report - Book
Gill, A. J., Hinrichs-Krapels, S., Blanke, T., Grant, J., Hedges, M. & Tanner, S., Jul 2017, In : Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 68, 7, p. 1671-1686 16 p. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1002/asi.23767
Hedges, M., Jordanous, A., Lawrence, F., Roueche, C. & Tupman, C., 2017, In : The Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities. Special Issue Research output: Contribution to journal - Article
Blanke, T., Hedges, M. & Marciano, R., Jan 2014, In : D-Lib Magazine. 20, 1/2 Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1045/january2014-blanke
McGonigle, D., Burke, S. P., Gartner, R., Collins, A. L., Haft, M., Harris, R. C., Haygarth, P. M., Hedges, M., Hiscock, K. M. & Lovett, A. A., 2014, In : Environmental science. Processes & impacts. N/A, N/A, p. N/A 11 p., N/A. Research output: Contribution to journal - Article. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1039/C3EM00658A
Dunn, S. & Hedges, M., 2014, Crowdsourcing our cultural heritage. Ridge, M. (ed.). Ashgate, p. 231-246 16 p. (Digital Research in the Arts and Humanities). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding - Chapter